Category: Green Home

The Good Solar Guide Australia: Lower Your Energy Bills in 7 Steps

The Good Solar Guide Australia: Lower Your Energy Bills in 7 Steps

According to Australian Energy Market Commission’s 2017 Residential Electricity Price Trends report, energy bills for Australian households rose by 10.8 percent between 2016 and 2017. With electricity costs rising and climate change dominating political discussions, people are taking matters into their own hands. Motivated by energy independence, self-sufficiency and concern for the environment, an increasing...

Sustainability in Practice: A Sustainable Gardener’s Kitchen Garden

Sustainability in Practice: A Sustainable Gardener’s Kitchen Garden

Through the use of greenwashing, marketers are successful in making people feel as though they can buy sustainability, as though it is a commodity that can be purchased for a price. However, I’ve often said that sustainability is an everyday practice; it’s a lifestyle, a decision-making process, a way of thinking and behaving. It’s the string...

Could This Affordable Minimalist Cardboard Bed Be The UK’s Most Eco-Friendly Bed?

Could This Affordable Minimalist Cardboard Bed Be The UK’s Most Eco-Friendly Bed?

The Room in a Box eco-friendly, corrugated cardboard bed that’s taken Europe by storm has finally made it’s way to the UK thanks to a timely Earth Day partnership with furniture retailer Happy Beds, its first and only supplier. “Our company ethos is “because everyone deserves a good night’s sleep” and that shouldn’t be any different for...

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

Quick Tips for Building a Living Wall in Your Home or Office

When back-to-basics meets modern agricultural science, it checks off more boxes than you’d ever imagine. Vertical gardens — or living walls — created as decorative statement pieces are increasingly found in high-end hotels, cutting-edge business and resort lobbies. Vertical gardens offer a powerful visual draw even as they improve air content and acoustic quality. Living...

How Sustainable Is IKEA, Really?

How Sustainable Is IKEA, Really?

IKEA is a Swedish-founded, Dutch-based global retail behemoth. Offering low-cost, visually appealing furniture in well-designed highly-coordinated warehouse spaces, it’s little wonder IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer and has been for the last decade. In recent years, the company has put sustainability front and centre, releasing its ‘People & Planet Positive‘ roadmap, a document outlining...

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Sustainable Living: 16 Herbs That An Amateur Green Thumb Can Easily Grow

Growing food is one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in my life. I’ve climbed corporate ladders (and climbed back down), played competitive sports (and completed a mini triathlon), built teams, performed on stage, launched businesses, travelled to different countries, executed on various sustainable lifestyle challenges like going vegan and interviewed some amazing people doing...

I Used 4 Different Carbon Calculators To Work Out My Annual Carbon Footprint. Here Are The Results…

I Used 4 Different Carbon Calculators To Work Out My Annual Carbon Footprint. Here Are The Results…

We now have access to more information than we can possibly consume thanks to the internet. There is an abundance of websites that offer tips on how to lead a sustainable lifestyle, go zero waste and live plastic-free, build ethical wardrobes and sustainable homes and basically provides steps on how an individual can reduce their...